Sunday, 27 September 2015

BFCMT 4th National Conference on “Issues and Innovations in Service Sector”

Baba Farid Group of Institutions has organized 4th National Conference for two days on “Issues and Innovations in Service Sector: Implications of Management & Engineering Sciences” to endeavor a new beginning in the service sector. With a ready to action market, the service sector has come forward as the most important part for emerging businesses. This sector can be a success only with an efficient work done by the employees. That is the reason the service sector is all reliable on the Human Assets. The conference agenda was to discuss the action plan on the ways to bridge out the gap between existing services portfolio and the actual need of the users as per their profile.

On this occasion, Chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal welcomed all the presented dignitaries; include Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma (IAS), Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda , Mr. Akshay Kapoor, Director of Kapsons Group, Dr. Manish Bansal, Dean- Academic, Research & Planning, MIMIT and Dr. Harpreet Singh, Director Principal Chief Khalsa Diwan Institute of Management and Technology, Tran Taran and Malout. Further, justifying the title of the conference said “The major motive of the conference is to discuss the issues and innovations in service sector. It’s extremely important for the students of management to know the latest innovations and issues rising in service sector. The aim behind organizing national press conferences is to increase the knowledge of our student and make them employable. We are giving professional knowledge and proving ourselves by giving astonishing results as well. I am confident enough to say that the time spent today will be used to implement the practical work.

The chairman also highlighted about the recent work where a unique model for educational system is being set. BFGI is trying an IT hub, hospital, hotel, mall, automobile, petrol pumps, restaurant like Haveli, electronics, theatres etc under one platform where students can gain practical knowledge by having fun and refreshing their minds as well. BFGI has also established ‘School of Competitive Studies’ & ‘School of Skill Development’ to make all the students’ universal competitive. Great thing start with small, the same way BFGI has collaborated with top foreign universities like University of British Columbia, University of OSLO etc. as well as with their government to prepare skilled manpower of global level & to assure 100% quality employability.

BFGI has allotted the budget of Rs. 7 crore on Research and Development and 2 crore for the research paper which will be submitted by faculty of BFGI .With this conference BFGI has also organized 1 global summit, 3 International conferences and 9 National conferences. Apart from this BFGI is also getting 3 patents. More than 700 students from various streams including MBA, BBA, B.Com, M.Com, and B.Sc. (ATHM) will be presenting their papers in this national conference. The conference had 15 technical sessions wherein more than 300 research papers explained the different aspects regarding service sector. Various delegates across India have participated and presented their research papers. Selected research papers are being published in National Conference proceedings Book which is released today with ISBN number.

The events concluded by showng gratitude to the chief guest & other dignitaries of the event. Mr. Sachin dev, Conference Director gave ‘Vote of Thanks’ & thanked the management team for organizing such a grand conference.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

A Big Salute to All the Teachers

In India, 5th September is celebrated as Teachers Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was a well-known diplomat, scholar, the President of India and above all, a teacher. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan was a philosopher and a teacher, and his mindflex contribution to the field of education. Dr. Radhakrishnan believed that "teachers should be the best minds in the country".

When some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday, he said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege, if 5th September is observed as Teachers day". From then onwards, the 5th of September has been observed as Teachers Day, in India.

In the year 1965, some of the prominent students of Late Dr S. Radhakrishnan organised a gathering to pay obeisance to that Great Teacher of repute.

In that gathering, in his speech Dr Radhakrishnan expressed his deep reservation regarding his birth anniversary celebration, and emphasised that his birth anniversary should be celebrated as 'Teachers Day', by paying homage to other Great Teachers of India and Bangladesh. Since the year 1967, 5th September is celebrated as Teacher's Day till date.
Since 1962, India has been celebrating Teacher's Day on 5th September. Teachers are the cornerstones of our future and act as foundation for creating responsible citizens and good human beings. This day is celebrated to show our acknowledgement and recognition of the hard work put in by our teachers towards our development.

When life wanted to bless you, he gave you a teacher. He is the ultimate gift of God. A teacher is noble, sweet and humble. He gives and knows only to give. A teacher is a visionary, a seer, a sage, a saint. He is down to earth. He is profound. He is great. He is wonderful. He is joy. He is the ultimate.
Teacher's Day is a tribute to the hard work and devotion of the teachers all year long, to educate a child. 

A good teacher is like a candle. it consumes itself to light the way for others. The true teacher defends his students against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him.

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam always used to say he would like to be remembered as a teacher. When he became the President in 2002, he made no compromise on his penchant for teaching. He grabbed every opportunity to teach students, especially children, wherever he went. Administering a pledge on national development to the youth was his passion.

In an exclusive interview to The Hindu on the occasion of ‘Teachers Day’ on September 5, 2013, the former President said: “If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.”

Minutes before his end came on Monday, Mr. Kalam was teaching students at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong.

On this day, Students look forward to Teacher’s Day with a lot of anticipation, for the sheer spirit of the occasion. Acting as teachers, they get a fair idea of the responsibility, so efficiently burdened by their teachers.

They bring gifts for their most admired teachers as well. It is an equally special day for teachers, as they get to know how much they are liked and appreciated by their students.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

69th Independence Day - A New India in Making

Make in India - made for the world
India is on the route to progress and on this, its 69th year of Independence we look ahead to new vistas of  achievements and progress.  As  new initiatives are taken by the Government , the future appears bright.
The initiative programme Make in India, is the Government’s plan encouraging companies to manufacture products in India. Digital India has made inroads into the technology forefront  with emphasis on IT. The emphasis is to encourage growth to cover services, products , devices and opportunities  as well as to strengthen manufacturing .
The Skill Development programme ensures that the youth attain self employment oriented skills. They should be able to access growth opportunities through up-skilling. The vision is to transform India into a world class  economy.

BFGI- in sync with progress
In accordance with the directions of the Government of India, a vital part of education is the practical aspects of any training - the development of basic skills .It was with this ideal in focus that the Hon Chief Minister of Punjab, Sr Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated the new Skill  Development Centre.
Completed at a massive outlay of over Rs20 crores the Centre is the first of its kind in India where the students go beyond textual knowledge and emerge in the everyday world equipped with the ability to implement their awareness.

The mechanism of service
The automobile workshop, Mahindra's Service Centre,  enables hands on training to students of Mechanical Engineering, so that they are equipped to face the challenges of the outside world. Hence they can be directly absorbed by the relevant industry.
Service centres of mncs and large corporates offer in depth training and are of world wide repute. These include LG, Bosch,Godrej and Whirlpool. Students get controlled exposure and benefit from real time learning experience.

Stop to shop
An actual mart Kapsons' Knock Out Store is  run by the students to gain direct marketing information and practice. They are thus ready to  be absorbed by the country's and international markets.
Once again, BFGI has proved its  mettle by adhering to directives issued by the Government and brought fresh glory to a age old institution of impeccable records.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Bharat Ratna that would shine everlastingly: Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become 'people's President'

Popularly called the "Missile Man" of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam rose from humble beginnings and earned the reputation of being the "people's President" who endeared himself to all sections, especially the young. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, succumbed to a heart attack while lecturing at IIM Shillong, where he was a visiting professor.

He went from distributing newspapers after school during childhood to become the President of our country. He was awarded Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna – the highest civilian honour. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam made every day of his life count for all it’s worth, till very last breath he took yesterday.

A devout Muslim and son of a boat owner, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, who assumed office as the 11th President on 18 July 2002, was seen as a figurehead who could help heal some of the scars of the communal riots which broke out in Gujarat just a few months before.

The country's first bachelor President, Kalam, whose flowing grey hair is seen as being at odds with what Indians thought a president ought to look like, was one amongst the most respected people of the country who contributed immensely both as a scientist and as a president.

Acknowledged as the driving force behind India's quest for cutting-edge defence technologies, Kalam's contributions to India's satellite programmes, guided and ballistic missiles project, nuclear weapons programme and the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project made him a household name. He was a renowned scientist and is considered to be the main brain behind India's space and missile programme. 

Everyone who has known him personally describes him to be energetic, innocent, thoughtful, inspiring and most of all, simple. He loved kids and youngsters and used to be ever ready to attend any function or travel any distance to meet students. He believed that the youngsters of India will fulfill his vision of India 2020. The connection he had with people was immense. Abdul Kalam was approachable to everyone. He always dreamt big and taught everyone the power of dreams. Here are some inspiring quotes from this great son of India.

"Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended"

"My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people."

For some, it was his child-like demeanour which made him affable and for some, it was his inspirational vision and work in the field of science which made A.P.J. Abdul Kalam a "universally-loved" Bharat Ratna, who managed to be in politics without being a "politician". Abdul Kalam will remain one of the finest human beings to have ever lived. He lived an illustrious and successful life, and his legacy will continue to inspare people around the world in the coming years. Dr. Kalam is the silver lining of this era. He is an epitome of righteousness, intelligence & wisdom and a rare gem. 

Known as the Missile Man of India, Dr Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998. One of the most loved Presidents, he was also known as the People's President. While in his 70s, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and in 2006. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna for his achievements.

He collapsed due to a heart attack while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. Leaving this world while doing what you love the most is not a luck everybody would be blessed with. The people's President, the youth icon, passed away while doing what he loves the most - imparting knowledge and interacting with young minds of India. 

He saw a dream for our country known as Vision 2020. He wanted to see our nation standing amongst the developed countries of the world. The only real tribute to him would be when we manage to achieve that goal as a united country.  “A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep,” as he famously said.

Baba Farid Group of Institutions pays tribute to Late Dr. Kalam with a heavy heart. Though he was known by many tags –‘People’s president’, ‘Missile Man’, ‘The man behind Vision 2020’; He will not only be remembered for the immeasurably remarkable achievements and marks he left behind, but surely as a Great Human, for his determined character, for his love, for his patriotism, for he could ignite our minds.

"As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days of state mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27, 2015 to August 2, 2015, both days inclusive," an official statement said. During the period of state mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings throughout the country where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.

Chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal expressed deep sorrow and agony over the passing away of former President and Bharat Ratna, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Shillong.

In his condolence message, Mr. Dhaliwal described Dr. Abdul Kalam as a great nation builder, who was an inspiration to an entire generation of people in the country. “I am deeply saddened by the death of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. We have lost not only a great scientist and a youth icon but an exceptional individual who can travel anywhere to meet students,” he said in his message of condolence. Mr. Dhaliwal conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

BFGI bids farewell to one of the greatest presidents our country has witnessed. May your soul Rest in Peace, Dr. Kalam. Besides all you have given to our country, you were a Guide, a Teacher and an inspiration to many. You will always remain immortal in our hearts and memories for generations to come.

Rest in peace, Sir. India will miss you.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The percentage of the  workforce in India with formal vocational skills needs to be increased  diametrically.There  is a distinct requirement  for reorganization of  skill development and entrepreneurship to cater to the needs of industries. The capacity and  quality of  training  infrastructure definitely needs to be improved.

Recognizing the urgency of coordinating efforts of stakeholders, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was created in 2014.

UN General Assembly celebrated 1st Skills Day

The United Nations General Assembly  celebrated the first World Youth Skills Day on 15th July  2015. The objective was to increase awareness of youth skills development.

For the 1st time in India, Store and Service Centre opened in an educational institute.On the first World Youth Skills Day, Baba Farid Group of Institutions  exchanged LOIs with Mahindra First Choice Services for a multi brand service centre . The other initiative was with Kapsons for a knockout store which would be opened in an educational institute for first time in India. 

S. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal,  Chairman of the Baba Farid Group of Institutions, stated, “We have examined that loads of students are lacking in skills, be it communication or technical. To fulfill the industrys’ need of skilled manpower the institution has already developed the “Unique Industry Academia Model”.

1st educational institute in Punjab to start School of Skill Development

BFGI is the 1st educational institution of Punjab to establish a School of Skill Development with association of NSDC, Govt. of India with an initial outlay of more than Rs. 20 crores .BFGI took the biggest initiative in Skill India  by receiving LOIs from Mahindra and Kapsons.On the BFGI premises, Mahindra First Choice Services opened a multi brand Service Centre and Kapsons opened a Knockout Store.Representatives of Mahindra First Choice Services made a presentation about the company and stated that the Service Centre would cover  complete services for multi brands including  Honda, Maruti, Hyundai, Ford etc. The centre would be equipped with the  latest high tech  machinery with qualified and trained technicians.

Pre final and final year engineering students of BFGI will get practical hands-on training at the service centre. After gaining skills they will got the finest placement in reputed companies.Similarly,Kapson’s Knockout Store will also be run by  MBA students. They will learn marketing, finance, demand and supply chain, bill generation etc. Students benefit from the and earn while they learn.  Kapsons has already signed an MOU with BFGI under the Unique Industry Academia Interface Model.

The will for skills

BFGI also  started a Digital Language Lab and a Career Lab  under the School of Skill 
Development . There, the students themselves do all exercises and check their progress and skill levels.

As part of the overall development of students, BFGI is totally committed to creating the 
latest and best opportunities where every student can discover his own growth pattern and unique skills.